Enjoy the best cultural and culinary highlights of Chile and Argentina, including Patagonia
From the spicy centre of Santiago to the colourful Argentinian capital of Buenos Aires via breathtaking Patagonia, let your tastebuds be taken on a whirlwind adventure of a variety of South American offerings, with plenty of urban, historic and natural wonders along the way. In Santiago, turn your city tour into an ‘earthquake’ of bizarre flavour combinations. In Valparaiso, a graffiti exploration will develop into a fresh seafood lunch, and in Buenos Aires, let the locals show you the delights of Asado. Enjoy these classic dishes but even more in Patagonia where the cuisine reflects unique regional variations and European influences. Mushrooms, lamb, trout and craft beer are all standouts to try in the South where you can experience outstandingly fresh food and unforgettable views. Add a pinch of Chilean food markets, a splash of wine tasting in the Casablanca Valley and a dash of ‘Once’ in Puerto Varas, and you’ve got a seriously tasty Chilean and Argentinian experience!
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Drive through the fruitful countryside of the Casablanca Valley and stop by a renowned Chilean winery for a tour and tasting.
Decipher the hidden messages in the vibrant murals in Valparaiso’s street art scene
Discover the traditional family meal of a 'curanto' – a meat and seafood smorgasbord – in Puerto Varas, learning the ropes from a local chef in their own home
Traverse the short but spectacular Bariloche circuit, stopping by stunning lookouts, viewing shimmering glacial lakes framed by the snow-capped Andes. If you're feeling intrepid take an optional trek in the wilds of Patagonia!
Be treated to an Asado experience in Buenos Aires with your small group – it’ll be one of the best barbecue experiences you’ll ever have!
There are several orientation walks during this trip so there will be quite a lot of walking. The heat and humidity can also be quite extreme during the summer months, particularly in Buenos Aires. It’s important to always bring plenty of water, wear comfortable walking shoes and ensure you use adequate sun protection. Wearing layers is a good way to tackle the heat.
This trip involves a 6.5 hour local bus journey. The landscapes are stunning and this is a great and adventurous way to meet local people!
Just as a heads up before you book: this trip is new to our range this year. And while we have thoroughly researched every detail of the logistics, new destinations can sometimes throw us some unexpected surprises. More often than not, it’ll be a great surprise. But every now and again there might be a hiccup. We like to think that’s what puts the ‘adventure’ in ‘adventure travel’.
AIRPORT TRANSFERS – SANTIAGO (SCL) AIRPORT
If you have booked a transfer with us and have arrived on an international flight, please ensure you go to gate 4 regardless of which gate you exit from.
Our drivers will be waiting at gate 4 with an Intrepid sign displaying your name.
If you are having trouble locating the driver, please call the emergency number listed on your Essential Trip information (ETI).
PASSPORT DETAILS REQUIRED
Full passport details are required at the time of booking in order to purchase Entrance fees to certain sites. Additionally on certain trips it's needed to book bus, train or flight tickets. Delays to provide this information may result in booking fees or changes to your itinerary.
This trip includes two domestic flights. Argentina is particularly strict on excess baggage and usually enforces a maximum allowance of 15Kg for check in luggage.
A Single Supplement to have your own room is available on this trip.
If you are entering Chile at Santiago International Airport as a tourist, some nationalities are required to pay a reciprocity fee (Australians US$117). The fee does not apply to travellers arriving at other airports or entering the country via land borders.
Please be aware that if you have pre-booked your arrival transfer into Santiago through us that there are many fake taxi's at Santiago airport and recently many have been advising passengers who have not located their driver yet that they will call the emergency hotline number for them and will take them to their hotel. These drivers do not call the number and have no affiliation with us. Do not get into a car unless the driver is Holding an Intrepid sign with your name on it or the trip code for your tour on it. If you cannot locate your transfer please dial the emergency number listed in the Essential Trip Information and await instructions from the operator as often the driver is there or is a few minutes away held up in traffic.
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